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Singaporean woman dies after 4-vehicle pile up in Malaysian highway

Spotted on STOMP today:

Singaporean woman dies after 4-vehicle pile up in Malaysian highway

Updated at 2.20pm

One of the seven Singaporeans injured in an accident on a highway that connects Kuala Lumpur to Pahang has died in hospital early today (Sep 12) morning. Malaysia’s Sin Chew Daily reported that the victim was Tham Choy Chan, aged 53.

Updated at 11pm

The incident is similar to one that occurred three weeks ago, when 37 people were killed and 17 were injured because a stage bus plunged down a ravine there.

A four-vehicle pile up at a Karak Highway left 13 people injured on Wed (Sep 11). Seven of those who were injured are Singaporeans, and one of them is in critical condition. There were 25 people in a bus from Genting Highlands, 13 on a bus from Temerloh, two people in the car and a driver in the lorry carrying tin ore. The injured were sent to Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Buloh and Selayang hospitals.

The driver of the lorry, 55-year-old Aris Embong, said he was driving on the middle lane of the three-lane road when the bus from Temerloh hit the rear of his vehicle. “I pulled to the side of the road, followed by the bus from Temerloh.

Moments later, another bus hit the rear of the bus from Temerloh. However, I’m not sure where the Honda City figured in all this as I saw it only after it had turned turtle on the fast lane.” Initial investigations, however, revealed that when the heavy vehicles had collided, the car driver, in trying to avoid being hit, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the road divider and turned turtle.

Read more:STOMP Singapore

Goodness..RIP to the Singaporean woman and I hope that the rest will pull through..

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